In July, the Sweetwater Valley encountered several flash floods that damaged properties with all the gully letting loose as well as the stream rising.
Several neighbors got together and held a fund-raiser to help those who were damaged. Swift Eagle Charitable Fund administered the funds and distributed them to the property owners who applied.
Chris Fedrizzi of Site Resource Management organized several excavating companies to give free help to homeowners who required assistance and were willing to wait until late fall or winter to have the work done when the companies weren't busy. Scott Green Excavating repaired some neighbors' properties and loaned equipment to another neighbor so they could repair their own damage. Chris Fedrizzi's company cleaned and repaired our hayfield, re-dug our buried irrigation ditches, cleaned out our pond and made other repairs. JP Trucking (Jesus Ponce) transported the machines and equipment. Gallegos Masonry came and hauled away over 550 tons of rock from our field.
We would like to publicly thank all of the above people and companies for their kindness and generosity. Sweetwater and all of Eagle County are wonderful places to live. We have lived in Gilman, Lake Creek, and Sweetwater since moving here in 1973 and know what a special place this is and what a great community we live in.
Bob and Cathie Jarnot